Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Last Call for 2014 US Nanotechnology Survey Responses – New Deadline is March 31, 2014

Are you involved with nanotechnology for the design/development/commercialization/entrepreneurship/integration into new materials, products or processes? Share your opinions through a brief survey at By doing so, you can help increase understanding and take action on the most urgent issues affecting U.S. competitiveness.

The not-for-profit National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS, has partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI, to conduct its fourth study of trends in nanotechnology and nanofabrication. Due to the importance of the subject to U.S. national interests, NCMS is polling a broad cross-section of stakeholders to help policymakers assess the cross-sector economic impact of the NNI. The goal of the current 2014 study is to document best practices in nano-enabled product development and integration, and to identify the challenges organizations (such as academia, government labs, start-ups or established large manufacturers) face in transitioning nano-scale advances from the laboratory into sustainable commercial applications. Individual responses are kept confidential and will only be used in the aggregate for statistical reporting – all participants will have the opportunity to preview the results prior to public release of NCMS’ report. The 15-minute interactive survey questionnaire may be accessed at until March 31, 2014.

For questions regarding the study, contact:
Manish Mehta, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, 2014 NCMS-NSF Nanomanufacturing Survey Project
E-mail:, Tel: (734) 995-4938

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